Welcoming Beckham, An in Home Lifestyle Newborn and Family Session in Cleveland Ohio]
I first met Natalie and Ben a few years ago when their son Bennett was born and I took his newborn photos. They were so at ease when it came to being first time parents (I don’t know if they remember it that way or not ha, but I think they were) and so relaxed. I met them again when I did another session at their home in the fall to document Bennett growing older and bigger! They have a beautiful custom build log cabin home out in the country, away from both Akron and Cleveland and the city, and it’s unique and beautiful and all things Disney and outdoors. They are huge Disney fanatics, and that theme is so present in their home, as well as the laid back, rustic and relaxed feel, which totally matches their personality.
I came back to the log cabin after the birth of their second son, Beckham, for another newborn session. With Bennett, we did a posed newborn studio session but I quit offering those in recent years. So this one was right in their gorgeous home, and I feel like the benefit to the switch totally rang true for this one, as it does for most. I find that siblings are much more relaxed and willing to be involved in the session when they aren’t in a small studio or unfamiliar space but in the comfort of their own home. I also find that the parents are less overwhelmed and stressed when they don’t have to pack up multiple children and drive to me.
I feel like this session totally reflects how it should, which is warm tones and lots of love and a laid back and relaxed lifestyle. Even with a toddler and a newborn these two parents keep it casual and go with the flow. Again, I don’t know if they’d agree, but that is how I felt!